I hope you and your families are staying well and safe during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis that is affecting all of us.
Although Selby Gardens is temporarily closed to the public to follow the safety guidelines during this difficult time, we are dedicated to continuing our mission:
- Our botany team is protecting our world-class collections
- Our horticulture team is maintaining our beloved gardens
- Our senior team is putting together plans for when we are able to reopen to the public and resume our role as a coveted oasis of refuge for you
We are dedicated to continuing Marie Selby’s legacy. And, we need your help.
With our public closure, cancelled events, and an uncertain timeline, we are facing a significant revenue loss every day that passes. Two-thirds of our annual operating budget is derived from earned revenues such as daily admission, memberships, cafe sales, and gift shop purchases — all of which have ground to a halt. Typically March and April are critical months for year-long success. Every day we are closed to the public, we anticipate a loss of approximately $25,000 in earned revenue.
If it is possible for you to consider helping us alleviate this financial burden during this challenging time, we would be deeply grateful. You can make a vital gift today to Selby Gardens here.
We sincerely appreciate your ongoing support and dedication, and look forward to welcoming you back to Selby Gardens very soon. Stay well and safe.
All my best,